THE GOLD COAST. New York: St. Martin's Press [i.e. Tor], [1988]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Limited to 150 copies of which this is one of 124 numbered copies signed by Robinson specially bound in quarter leather by Dennis Gouey and published by Ultramarine Publishing Co., Inc. Second book of the "Orange County" trilogy, preceded by THE WILD SHORE (1984). THE GOLD COAST, a thematic sequel to THE WILD SHORE, "describes a near-future Orange County of superhighways and designer drugs that is only marginally different from our own." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-918. "A well-written coming-of-age story set in a polluted, multi-freewayed twenty-first-century southern California. In reality, it's a sensitive novel about the present, writ slightly larger (but then California always was a science fiction story)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 159. "Brilliantly illustrates the craziness of technology out of control, the craziness of our own lives, here and now." - Paul McAuley, Interzone. "A rich, brave book." - John Clute. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#106877).

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